Alaska Airlines President
& CEO Brad Tilden
Photo Courtesy: Seattle-based Alaska Air Group, Inc.
“The CEO of Alaska Airlines has written a letter to Arizonas governor asking her to veto a bill that would add protections for people who assert their religious beliefs in refusing service to gays.
The governor faces a Saturday deadline to either sign Senate Bill 1062 or use her veto stamp.
‘We believe the proposed legislation, regardless of its intent, will have a chilling effect on travel to Arizona and negatively impact the states economy in other says,’ wrote Brad Tilden. ‘This divisive law implies that all are not welcome, that diversity is not tolerated, and that a healthy business climate is an acceptable sacrifice to special interests,'” quoting KING 5 TV News in Seattle.
“Gov. Jan Brewer, a Republican, vetoed a bill that would have given business owners the right to refuse service to gay men and lesbians on religious grounds”
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